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Application for Divorce

LegalAtoms is a free website that allows you to prepare your complete set of court documents for Divorce.

LegalAtoms covers all stages, the initial filing, the finalizations and any temporary orders in between. LegalAtoms covers Washington state only yet!

You will be led through a series of questionnaires in plain non-legal language, with helpful explanations from lawyers and court officials. At the end you can electronically file or download your package of court forms required by all Washington courts.

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Process Overview

This website presents a list of questions, and then at the end generates the paperwork for DVRO.

How it works for the tenant

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1. View Process, Laws Free

Answer a few questions online, anonymously to diagnose the key issues. View explanations from lawyers in Seattle next to the individual questions.

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2. Create Divorce Papers Free

Step through each topic, evaluate decisions, while viewing lawyer-provided articles and video clips on Washington laws. Then download your official WA divorce papers (PDF, WORD)

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3. Consult Lawyer Free & Optional

Consult an independent lawyer by making live appointment usually for the next day. The appointment is for 20 minutes, in person, or over the phone.

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4. E-File $315 Court Fee

Download and file at the Superior Court in your county. Example: King County Superior Court in Seattle. You will pay the filing at the court. Then after a 3-month waiting period, return to the court with your documents to be finalize your divorce.

How Restraining Orders Help?

Here the outcome of a research on domestic violence from University of New Hampshire

Reduce Violence

1. Reduce Violence

Civil protective orders (such as a DVRO) are effective in reducing partner violence for many women. For half the women in the sample, a protective order stopped the violence. For the other half, the orders significantly reduced violence and abuse.

Cost Effective

2. Cost Effective

They are a relatively low-cost solution, particularly when compared with the social and personal costs of partner violence.

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3. Cities vs. Countryside

The impact of civil protective orders on reducing violence and abuse did not differ for rural (country side) and urban (cities) women. In rural areas, where resources and services for partner violence may be more limited, it is critical to reduce barriers to obtaining protective orders as research indicates they may be an effective resource. Community-level barriers to enforce civil protective orders exist for women in rural areas.

Pricing

Here are the standard packages

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DOCUMENTS Self prepare your documents

$

50

 

  • Guided Divorce Application
    A guided experience consisting of questions in simple language with tips and explanations laid out alongside to help you prepare your divorce application for Washington state. LegalAtoms covers all stages of a divorce filing: initial filing, any temporary orders and the finalization documents. At the end of the questionnaires you can download the documents as PDF or WORD files. Note: We do not submit the paperwork for you or share anything with the court or anyone else
  • 20 Minute Lawyer Consultation
    You can consult a lawyer from the list of qualified lawyers isted on our website. The consultation is limited to 20 minutes and the idea is to cover any important upfront questions, and see if you and the lawyer are a good match for each other for more services

Idea for couples with no children and no financial assets

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AMICABLE The (Mostly) Stress-free Split Plan

$

250

  • Guided Divorce Application
    A guided experience consisting of questions in simple language with tips and explanations laid out alongside to help you prepare your divorce application for Washington state. LegalAtoms covers all stages of a divorce filing: initial filing, any temporary orders and the finalization documents. At the end of the questionnaires you can download the documents as PDF or WORD files. Note: We do not submit the paperwork for you or share anything with the court or anyone else
  • 20 Minute Lawyer Consultation
    You can consult a lawyer from the list of qualified lawyers isted on our website. The consultation is limited to 20 minutes and the idea is to cover any important upfront questions, and see the lawyer is a good match for you and your situation
  • Lawyer reviews your documents
    After you have answered all the questionnaires on LegalAtoms and downloaded your court form, a lawyer will review your completed set of initial filing documents. The lawyer will then set a time with you (in person or over the phone) and provide you explanations as well as advice to you on your papers. After the meeting you will update your responses and then submit the paperwork again to the lawyer. Then the lawyer will review it one more time and give you a final ok before you submit. Its important that you carefully incorporate all the feedback provided by the lawyer. We can offer highly competitive prices by reducing the lawyer time spent in doing tasks such as gathering documents or updating them

Ideal for clientst with children, assets or any other special conditions

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CONFLICT There's a Reason that We're Getting A Divorce: We Don't Agree Plan

$

900

 

  • Guided Divorce Application
    A guided experience consisting of questions in simple language with tips and explanations laid out alongside to help you prepare your divorce application for Washington state. LegalAtoms covers all stages of a divorce filing: initial filing, any temporary orders and the finalization documents. At the end of the questionnaires you can download the documents as PDF or WORD files. Note: We do not submit the paperwork for you or share anything with the court or anyone else
  • 20 Minute Lawyer Consultation
    You can consult a lawyer from the list of qualified lawyers isted on our website. The consultation is limited to 20 minutes and the idea is to cover any important upfront questions, and see the lawyer is a good match for you and your situation
  • Lawyer reviews your documents
    After you have answered all the questionnaires on LegalAtoms and downloaded your court form, a lawyer will review your completed set of initial filing documents. The lawyer will then set a time with you (in person or over the phone) and provide you explanations as well as advice to you on your papers. After the meeting you will update your responses and then submit the paperwork again to the lawyer. Then the lawyer will review it one more time and give you a final ok before you submit. Its important that you carefully incorporate all the feedback provided by the lawyer. We can offer highly competitive prices by reducing the lawyer time spent in doing tasks such as gathering documents or updating them
  • Lawyer provides Pre-Mediation Preparation
    Lawywers will help you resolve conflict with your attorney starting with Mediation. The lawyer will help you prepare for the mediation including the documents needed
  • Lawyer provides Trial Preparation
    In case the Mediation fails, the lawyer will help you prepare for the trial whereby a judge will decide the issues between you and your spouse (litigation). The lawyer will also help with all the documents for the litigation. The lawywer will not participate in litigation but you will have the optoin to hire the lawyer.

Idea for clients having conflicts particularly around child custody or financials

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Court Forms Created

Our website guides you step by step through all relevant topics, and creates your complete set of Washington court forms for Domestic Violence for Protection Order (DVPO)

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Core Forms

With Children

  • WPF DV 1.030 Child Custody Information Sheet

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